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Ropa Vieja

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Caribbean, Greek, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 725 2665
Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 425
    Excellent
  • 301
    Very good
  • 105
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One Restaurant to check out

The Ropa Vieja was a must to eat once I saw the name of the Restaurant. The food was great. Had a few beers and a Mojito. Will go again...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Fedupworking
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Pleasant Valley, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Pleasant Valley, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Ropa Vieja was a must to eat once I saw the name of the Restaurant. The food was great. Had a few beers and a Mojito. Will go again...

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is the best Puertorrican food in condado. The best "ropa vieja" in the world and the creative cuisine is superb. The service is excellent. Parking can be a challenge so the best way to get there is walk in. But it is worth the sacrifice.

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Tampa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The very attentive service was what we first noticed, then the extensive menu making choosing so difficult. We chose goat stew (interesting and wonderful) plus mufongo. The wine list had many reasonably priced selections (lots of Spanish options) and the black beans were super. The staff is second to none.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

So glad we found this place. Food and service were awesome. Short walk from La Concha. Can get busy but worth the wait.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went there for a work lunch, 7 people. The plantains the face you as a little appetizer were cold and some wet. The Bacalao croquettes didn't taste like bacalao. The mofongo was a solid block of plantain. One mofongo was made with a butter sauce and shrimps and that was just disgusting. Some of the shrimp was overcook. The... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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46 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I ate here while staying at the Condado Hilton, which is a short walk. The Sea Bass was excellent, my wife's shredded flank steak on a sweet plantain boat was good. We had a group of 12 and service was fast and food was hot. We would eat here again in the future.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is where the concierge at our hotel sent us 2 years ago on our first night, and where we went for the first night of this trip. Really good! Career wait staff, that make you feel quite important. Very large menu filled with local Puerto Rican cuisine, as well as lots of great seafood. Reservations suggested, usually quite full.

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Wausau
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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went here with 4 couples. We all agreed that this was the best restaurant we were at for dinner while in Puerto Rico. A little expensive, but well worth it. The desserts were awesome, at least the 3 we tried.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Ropa Vieja was recommended to us by hotel staff and it was worth the short walk! They were very busy, both local and tourist patrons, but we didn't really have to wait long. The atmosphere was wonderful (cool art on the walls!) and the food was absolutely delicious. Authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, great wine options. Would highly recommend if you... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were in San Juan one night pre-cruise. We arrived at our hotel at about 7 and were very hungry after a long day of travel. It was a nice night out so we didn’t mind the walk, which was probably 6 blocks or so. They were full, which is always a good sign. They greeted us immediately and put... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 725 2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Greek, Cuban, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?